Understanding Fluid Flow by Grae WorsterUnderstanding Fluid Flow by Grae Worster

Understanding Fluid Flow

byGrae Worster

Paperback | December 14, 2009

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Understanding Fluid Flow takes a fresh approach to introducing fluid dynamics, with physical reasoning and mathematical developments inextricably intertwined. The 'dry' fluid dynamics described by potential theory is set within the context of real viscous flows to give fundamental insight into how fluids behave. The book gives a flavor of theoretical, experimental and numerical approaches to analyzing fluid flow, and implicitly develops skills in applied mathematical modeling of physical systems. It is supplemented by movies that are freely downloadable.
Title:Understanding Fluid FlowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.35 inPublished:December 14, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521132894

ISBN - 13:9780521132893


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Building intuition; 2. Parallel viscous flow; 3. Viscous gravity currents; 4. Equations of flow; 5. Interactions between linear flows; 6. Flows round rigid objects; 7. Waves and instability; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"I found the book a pleasant read, and I could imagine lecturers finding the exposition helpful in providing tips for class material or a different perspective. I enjoyed the tack taken by the author and his selection of topics. The book certainly gives an idea of the wide application of the methods of mathematics and physics to problems in areas ranging from geophysics to engineering."
Neil Balmforth, SIAM Review